Department of the Interior April 29, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Outer Continental Shelf Scientific Committee; Announcement of Plenary Session
Document Number: 2013-10008
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Scientific Committee (SC) will meet at the Marriott Downtown New Orleans Convention Center.
Multistate Conservation Grant Program; Priority List and Approval for Conservation Projects
Document Number: 2013-10002
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), announce the fiscal year 2013 priority list of wildlife and sport fish conservation projects from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA). As required by the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs Improvement Act of 2000, AFWA submits a list of projects to us each year to consider for funding under the Multistate Conservation Grant program. We have reviewed the list and have awarded all the grants from the list.
Notice of an Extension of an Information Collection (1028-0092)
Document Number: 2013-09996
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-29
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2013.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-09995
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-29
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is inviting comments on an information collection request (ICR) that we have sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR concerns the paperwork requirements for the Department of the Interior Regional Climate Science Centers. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2013.
Notice of Realty Action: Competitive, Sealed-Bid, Spring SNPLMA Sale of Public Lands in Clark County, NV
Document Number: 2013-09979
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer nine parcels of public land totaling approximately 133.57 acres in the Las Vegas Valley by competitive, sealed-bid sale, at not less than the appraised fair market values (FMV). The sale parcels will be offered for sale pursuant to the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (SNPLMA), as amended. The sale would be subject to the applicable provisions of Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and BLM land sale regulations at 43 CFR 2710. The BLM has also completed a Determination of National Environmental Policy Act Adequacy (DNA).
Call for Nominations for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council, Colorado
Document Number: 2013-09978
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) was directed by the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 to establish the Dominguez- Escalante National Conservation Area (D-E NCA) Advisory Council (Council). The 10-member Council was formed in December 2010 to provide recommendations to the Secretary through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) during the development of a resource management plan (RMP) for the D-E NCA. The call for nominations is to fill 8 of the 10 seats on the Council. The appointments for these eight members are scheduled to expire in November 2013.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for the Fluted Kidneyshell and Slabside Pearlymussel and Designation of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2013-09975
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the public comment period on our October 4, 2012, proposed listing and designation of critical habitat for the fluted kidneyshell (Ptychobranchus subtentum) and slabside pearlymussel (Pleuronaia dolabelloides) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We also announce the availability of a draft economic analysis (DEA) of the proposed designation of critical habitat and an amended required determinations section of the proposal. We are reopening the comment period to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the proposed rule, the associated DEA, and amended required determinations section. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Status for the Spring Pygmy Sunfish and Designation of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2013-09974
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the public comment period on our October 2, 2012, proposed listing and designation of critical habitat for the spring pygmy sunfish (Elassoma alabamae) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In this document, we propose a slight reduction to the size of the proposed designation based on public input. We also announce the availability of a draft economic analysis (DEA) of the proposed designation of critical habitat for spring pygmy sunfish and an amended required determinations section of the proposal. We are reopening the comment period to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the revised proposed rule, the associated DEA, and the amended required determinations section. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule.
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Sussex County, DE; Record of Decision for Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2013-09754
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and record of decision (ROD) for Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). We completed a thorough analysis of the environmental, social, and economic considerations and presented it in our final CCP and environmental impact statement (EIS), which we released to the public on December 28, 2012. The ROD documents our decision to implement alternative B, as described in the final CCP/EIS. The Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Region, signed the ROD on March 29, 2013. We will begin implementation of the CCP immediately.
Indian Oil Valuation Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-09713
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) announces additional meetings for the Indian Oil Valuation Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee). The Committee membership includes representatives from Indian tribes, individual Indian mineral owner organizations, minerals industry representatives, and other Federal bureaus.
Notice of Meeting, Rio Grande Natural Area Commission
Document Number: 2013-09405
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Grande Natural Area Commission will meet as indicated below.